TripAdvisor Reviews Fairfield Inn Spring Valley
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Next day we
entered the Park and had a most interesting day seeing all these huge tree
trunks lying around, that had turned to stone and minerals over the last 200
million years. The trees lived around that time in a lush tropical climate with
dinosaurs and crocodile like reptiles and huge amphibious creatures. Fossil
bones from these animals have been found and the skeletons reconstructed and
displayed in the ...
... at the local bike shop (I needed more tubes, I've been getting flats almost every other day), and to Staples (I've had three pairs of headphones this summer, all three broke). We came back to host, most people were napping or watching Harry Potter. Kim and I talked in the little nook (where me, Leash and Kim slept for the past couple nights) and then I watched some episodes of Orange is the New Black. We had a wonderful hosted dinner provided to us by both Habitat and the Sacred ...
... remember we're on a low carb diet).
We had some interesting neighbors at this campground. Two guys had a fairly large tent set up and by the looks of it, were on the long-term plan. Evidently they like beer and watched Championship Poker on the computer all day.
After eating and cleaning up, we set out on a photo safari within the campground. Wow, what a treasure trove of photo ops. Dolly's hip started bothering her so she ...
A long day's drive took us out of Valley of Fire, through the beautiful Lake Mead National Park ($10 fee, but a lovely road, very lightly traveled) and south. We were surprised to see Lake Mead so low, apparently down 150' from its usual level. We drove into the Hoover Dam so Zach could see the phenomenon of the new bridge spanning the Colorado River and the dam itself...pretty amazing! ...
... Willie grew up on the reservation and by all accounts life was tough. The children were taken away to boarding school after a certain age only seeing their parents for 3 months of the year. They were given English names translated as closely as possible to their Indian names. During the second W.W. 20 young Navajo Indians were recruited in to the army as code talkers. The Navajo language was used to ...